The national coalition letter below, which was emailed yesterday to Rep. Jim Jordan, was co-signed by the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity along with 69 other national and state organizations.
The letter requests that Report Language be added to the Department of Education Appropriations Bill that would bar the DOE from making proposed changes to the 2020 Title IX regulation.
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RE: Request for Report Language in Department of Education Appropriations Bill
December 5, 2022
Representative Jim Jordan
Ranking Member, House Judiciary Committee
2056 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative Jordan,
The undersigned organizations are writing in support of your letter of November 18, 2022 to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), requesting that the DOE provide “information and documents concerning the Biden Administration’s misuse of federal criminal and counterterrorism resources to target concerned parents at school board meetings.”
But the misconduct of the Department of Education goes far beyond its efforts to stifle parental involvement in school board meetings.
On June 23, 2022 the DOE issued its proposed Title IX regulation. Among other changes, the DOE seeks to remove numerous due process protections for students accused of Title IX infractions, to curtail free speech on college campuses, to change the definition of “sex” to include “gender identity,” and other changes. In response, 202 organizations, collectively referred to as the Title IX Network, have gone on record in opposition to these changes.
Numerous elected officials have expressed their strong opposition to the proposed regulation, including 21 Representatives and 13 Senators, Senators Roger Wicker, Cindy Hyde-Smith, and 19 others, Rep. Virginia Foxx, Representatives Steve Scalise and Debbie Lesko, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, 15 Republican governors, and other members of Congress. In addition, the House Republican leadership has gone on record to “Advance the Parents’ Bill of Rights” and “Defend fairness by ensuring that only women can compete in women’s sports.”
The Attorneys General from various states have submitted letters opposing the proposed Title IX regulation, as well:
- MT, AL, AR, GA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MS, NE, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, and VA
- IN, AL, AZ, AR, GA, KS, KY, LA, MS, MT, NE, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, and WV
- OH, AL, AK, AR, FL, GA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MS, MT, NE, OK, SC, SD, UT, WV, AND WY
In addition, the Attorneys General of AL, AK, AZ, AR, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, MT, NE, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, and WV have filed an amended lawsuit against the Department of Education to impose a Preliminary Injunction on the draft Title IX regulation.
Because these legal challenges may require several years for complete resolution, Congress needs to restrict the funding for the development of any new Title IX regulation. Therefore, the undersigned 70 organizations are requesting your support to assure that the Appropriations bill for the remainder of the FY2023, as well as the Appropriations bill for FY2024, include this Report Language:
“No funds shall be used for the development or implementation of alterations to the 2020 Title IX regulation, except as necessary to implement court orders.”
We will be happy to meet with you further to discuss our concerns.
SAVE (Stop Abusive and Violent Environments)
Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization
American Association of Evangelicals (AAE)
American Council for Health Care Reform
American Family Association (AFA)
Americans for Limited Government
America’s Black Robe Regiment
Army of Parents
California Association of Scholars
Center for Military Readiness
Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)
Child Protection League
Children First Foundation
Christian Leadership Council
Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP)
Conservatives of Faith
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee
Delaware Family Policy Council
Dr. James Dobson Family Institute
Eagle Forum of Georgia
Equality for Boys and Men
Family Action Council of Tennessee, Inc.
Fed Up PAC
Frontline Policy Action
Girls Deserve Privacy
Law Firm of Barry S. Jacobson, Esq
Louisiana Family Forum
Louisiana Save Our Schools
Men and Women for a Representative Democracy
Moms for Liberty, Loudoun County, Virginia
National Association of Scholars
Nesenoff & Miltenberg LLP
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA)
Ohio Value Voters
Palm Beach Freedom Institute
Project 21 Black Leadership Network
Protect Ohio Children
Push Back Idaho
Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Roughrider Policy Center
Rule of Law Committee
60 Plus Association
Southwest Policy Group
Tennessee Eagle Forum
Texas Eagle Forum
Texas Freedom Coalition
Thin Blue Line Caucus
Tradition, Family and Property, Inc
United Against Racism in Education (UARE)
United Families International
Utah Eagle Forum
Utah Freedom Coalition
Virginia Eagle Forum
Wisconsin Family Action
Women for Democracy in America
Worldwide Organization for Women (WOW)
CC: House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy
Republican Whip Steve Scalise
Rep. Kay Granger, Ranking Member, House Appropriations Committee
Rep. Tom Cole, Ranking Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
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